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I have installed ubuntu 11.10 with Wubi (windows installer) and when i boot my computer it gives me the option of windows 7 home premium and Ubuntu. I want to change the name of Ubuntu to Windows 7 Recovery Module. Any ideas?

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I don't think this belongs on Ask Ubuntu as the bootloader being used actually belongs to Windows. You'd need Windows technical advice to do this.

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It bases the name of the OS on some kind of file within the OS doesn't it? if this is the case, then i should be able to change a file within Ubuntu and i would see the affect on my boot screen. Or am i just completely wrong on this? –  Injection Nov 21 '11 at 17:40
    
No, that can't be right - the Windows bootloader (or even Windows for that matter) doesn't understand ext; the filesystem used by Linux; so it can't read anything in your Ubuntu installation. In XP it was a boot.ini, but in Win7 they've replaced it with bcd stuff afaik. But this is seriously offtopic for Ask Ubuntu now. –  Caesium Nov 21 '11 at 17:42
    
wubi uses the windows boot loader. You can change the default operating system but I can't find a way to rename them yet –  cosmorogers Nov 21 '11 at 17:43
    
actually, this question might be a dupe: askubuntu.com/questions/760/change-boot-order-for-wubi (this question links to EasyBCD which can rename entries.. not free though!) –  Caesium Nov 21 '11 at 17:48
    
alright, I'll use EasyBCD, thanks Caesium. –  Injection Nov 21 '11 at 18:08
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You can find the text you want to change in /boot/grub/grub.cfg but be sure you read the instruction contained at the top of that file when you open it. you have to open it as sudo/root, so you have to do something like:

in a terminal

sudo nano /boot/grub/grub.cfg

or after ALT+F2 digit

gksudo gedit /boot/grub/grub.cfg
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Could doing so damage my system or make certain links not work? –  Injection Nov 21 '11 at 17:42
    
-1: grub isn't used as primary bootloader for wubi (might be chainloaded later but that's irrelevant) –  Caesium Nov 21 '11 at 17:47
    
It's always a dangerous thing editing something that belong to your bootloader. –  Micro Nov 21 '11 at 17:47
    
@caesium One of us does not have understood the question correctly, and i think i am not the one. If our friend say "Change OS name in Boot Menu" i think he can refer only to Grub. –  Micro Nov 21 '11 at 17:50
    
@Micro, Windows also has a boot menu with names in it :) help.ubuntu.com/community/Wubi clearly shows the Windows Boot Loader –  Caesium Nov 21 '11 at 17:51
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Wubi uses the windows boot loader. There is a tutorial here that might work. But googling you need to find out about the windows boot loader

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